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Les delices des yeux et de l'esprit, ou, Collection generale des differentes especes de coquillages que la mer renferme (1764)

Author: Knorr, Georg Wolfgang, 1705-1761; Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927, former owner. DSI; Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886, former owner. DSI
Volume: v. 1 ptie 1-3
Subject: Shells
Publisher: [Nuremberg : George Wolffgang Knorr]
Language: French
Call number: 39088013485206
Digitizing sponsor: Smithsonian
Book contributor: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Collection: biodiversity; americana
Notes: Cullman Library (rare book)

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Ptie. 1-6, each with added engraved t.p., dated 1764, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771, and 1773 respectively

Woodcut head- and tail-pieces

Plates are hand-colored

CHMRB and SCNHRB each have one copy

CHMRB copy has pite. 1-5 only

CHMRB copy has armorial bookplate with initials T. [or J.?] W

CHMRB copy in each v. has ms. list of plates laid-in

SCNHRB copy (39088013485206, 39088013485248) has bookplate of William Healey Dall, Division of Mollusks Sectional Library. Stamped on front free endpaper and half title: Division of Mollusks Sectional Library

SCNHRB copy stamped on t.p.'s: Sectional Library - Dept. of Moll. U.S.N.M. Lea Collection

SCNHRB copy bound in 2 v. of half sheepskin and marbled paper boards, marbled edges and endpapers; housed in an archival cardboard boxes

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